Past Events

Creative Activities Camp

Start date: April 3, 2023
End date: April 4, 2023
All-day event
Location: Salvation Army Gladstone street Aston, B6 7NY
Creative Activiies Camp

A fun creative day for all the family with activities including:

  • Multi sports
  • Group Economics Workshop
  • Music masterclass workshop
  • VR gaming van
  • Dance
  • End of camp party

Location: Salvation Army Gladstone street Aston, B6 7NY

Dates: Monday 3rd – Thursday 6th April 2023 (My Baobab Learning will be delivering the Group Economics workshops on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

Time: 10 am – 14pm

For more information contact:


Round & Round Activity Book Launch 2022

Date: June 4, 2022
All-day event
Location: Legacy Centre Of Excellence 144 Potters Lane Birmingham B6 4UU
The Legacy Centre Black British Book Festival 2022
The Legacy Centre Black British Book Festival 2022
Come along to the Legacy Centre of Excellence’s Black British Book Festival where I will be launching the Round & Round Activity Book!!!!!!!
@ the Black British Book Festival will be returning on Saturday 4th June.
Watch this space for more details.
You can get your early bird tickets here:
If you have any questions feel free to email us on
Round and Round Activity Book

Black History Activity Book Launch 2.0

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Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: The New Bingley Hall 1 Hockley Circus Birmingham B18 5PP
Black History Activity Book Launch 2.0

Due to the huge success of the first Black History Activity Book Launch on Sunday the 7th October 2018, we are back by popular demand! We entertained over 2000 visitors and over 100 stallholders. As a result of the tremendous turnout and amazing feedback we are back bigger and better. This event is ideal for the whole family, bring your children and grandparents.

We have 10 new incredible books and merchandise that will be released. We may even have an extremely special guest from Africa. This will be the biggest black history event and cultural market in the UK for 2019. Get your free tickets now as this will be the place to be.

Over 900 Tickets have already been taken so please get your tickets before its too late!

Black History Activity Books Launch, Black History Event & Cultural Market

Date: October 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: The H Suite 100 Icknield Port Road Birmingham B16 0AA
Black History Activity Books Launch

The Official Black History Activity Book Launch will be apart of our very own black history event and cultural market. This is our way of giving back to our community, as well as creating more awareness of the books and of our rich history and culture, not only with our contributions towards society and civilisation in history but also with the history we are currently creating in Birmingham and the UK today. The day will be full of education, performances and fun. Be sure to get your free ticket and come and learn about our History and celebrate with us.

Hosted By Smash entertains and Shazzy D

The Guest speak Robin Walker will be doing a presentation on ‘When We Ruled’, which is about the ancient civilisations of Africa. There will also be various performances on the day.

Food, drinks, books, crafts, beauty products, garments and more will be available from the cultural market. Black businesses will also be promoting their services on the day.

The Hidden Science Of Black Hair

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: London South Bank University, 100-116 London Rd, London SE1 6LN
The Hidden Science of Black Hair

The Hidden Science of Black Hair 

Black Hair is in a state of crisis. This shocking statement was made by author Audrey Davis-Sivasothy in her revealing book ‘The Science of Black Hair’.
But is it true? Is it true that nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black people contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity?
Is it true that black hair is harder to manage, wash and style? And is it true that black hair ‘shrinks’ in water? Conversely, is it true that black hair defies gravity?
Is it true that black hair conducts electricity? And is it true that black hair act as antennas for spiritual intuition? This event will explore all of the above and more using science as the backbone for each presentation.
There is so much confusion surrounding the natural hair of black people. Thus, this event will provide an insight into the hidden truths of black hair that are hiding in plain sight.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Cancer Causing Chemicals (EDC’s) in Black Hair Products
  • Washing and Managing Black Hair
  • A Brief History of Black Hairstyles
  • How Diet Affects Hair
  • Hair / Scalp Conditions and Links to Nutritional Deficiencies
  • DHT Testosterone and Male Pattern Baldness
  • The True Science of Melanin and Electricity
  • Effects of Perspiration and Exercise on Black Hair
  • Natural Haircare Products (various brands will be on-site)
  • Plus much more…


Guest Speakers include:

Leah Salmon -The Naturally You Coach (Host)
Sal Baxter – Root2Tip (UK’s Best Selling Natural Haircare Brand)
Natasha Briscoe – Arise and Shine Cosmetics (Care for Afro Hair)
Mr Ovi King – Hair Care Revolution (Facts about the UK’s Black Haircare Industry)

Workshops include:

Sherilyn Dos Santos – PureGoodness will deliver a quick and simple natural product making tutorial to suit your own hair

DATE: Saturday 8th September 2018
TIME: 2-7pm (Stall holders present from 2pm, presentations start at 2.45pm)
VENUE: London South Bank University, 100-116 London Rd, London SE1 6LN
  • 100 Early Bird Tickets at £10 SOLD OUT 
  • Admission tickets at £15 SOLD OUT
  • Last Minute tickets at £20 are available (very limited amount)
Due to the overwhelming demand for this event, if you don’t have a ticket you may be refused entry
Existing Hidden Science Academy members get a 50% discount on all our events. Please contact us for your DISCOUNT CODE

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed for historical record and uploaded to the World Wide Web. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be filmed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.

For stalls or more info please call 0208 686 7865 or 07507 535 830

Entrepreneurship Workshop for Kids (Birmingham)

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: Transformation Centre, 6 Rocky Lane, Aston Cross, Birmingham B6 5RQ.
Ultra Birmingham

ULTRA BIRMINGHAM have an Ultra treat teaching entrepreneurship!

This is a FREE 2hr Entrepreneurship Workshop for 30 Kids only, taking place on Saturday 8th September 2018, 1pm – 3pm. This will be held at the Transformation Centre, 6 Rocky Lane, Aston Cross, Birmingham B6 5RQ.

What are the Ultra Entrepreneurship sessions about?

Building essential life skills from a young age (7 – 18 yrs old)
And encouraging young people to “make money doing what they love”.
Our qualified Ultra Teachers take your child’s passion and help them develop a business idea from it. The number of skills gained are countless, here’s to name a few: Confidence, Communication, Self-Expression, Innovation, Problem Solving, Helping Others, Leadership…
For further details email or contact 07429 048 412. The team love questions, so feel free to get in contact if you may have any questions.

14th Black Market & Film Festival

Date: September 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: West Green Learning Centre, Parkview Academy, West Green Road, London N15 3QR
The Black Market & Film Festival

The 14th Black Market & Film Festival is an event to showcase, expose and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community and to provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.

The aim of the event is to:

  • Showcase and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community
  • Increase the exposure of Black cultural and creative sector’s participation in the wider community
  • To provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community.
  • To raise the awareness of the importance and relevance of increasing your personal financial literacy and the benefits of developing and adopting an enterprising lifestyle.

We will have over 40 stalls showcasing African Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion, Skincare, Hair Care, Food, Books, DVDs, Toys & much more! There will be educational and interactive presentations on Financial Literacy and film screenings for all the family. Children activities and more…

For all stall enquiries, please email with details of your business and what you would like to exhibit. No food vendors. 


12:00 – Film Screening: UK Premiere of ‘Raising A Black Scholar’ (2017) by Dr Boyce Watkins

The Brown vs. Board of Education case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for Black and white students to be unconstitutional. But in the time since, how have black children benefited? Raising a Black Scholar, makes the case that the educational system within the United States is flawed and under serving black communities and children. Commentary from leading academics provide perspective on the current public school system and alternative options to those systems. Additionally, the film gives insight into two homes of children who are being home-schooled. The documentary makes the case that in order for the black community to succeed, proper education needs to be instilled and the system itself has to be rebuilt.

1.00pm – 6.30pm – Children Workshops by Rijole Bitata of S.T.E.A.M Power

These bite size workshops by S.T.E.A.M Power (from dreamers to innovators) uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) led activities that help to raise children’s aspirations and cognitive abilities. Cost £3.00 per child per workshop. The workshops are as follows:

  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm – Paper Claws
  • 3.00pm to 4.00pm – Extended Grabber
  • 5.00pm to 6.30pm – Wearable electronics

1.00pm – 7.00pm – ‘Yoga Sessions’ with International Yoga Basu Janelle Oswald of ITAL Yoga

International Yoga Teacher Janelle Oswald will deliver 3 classes. Sign up for the classes on the day. Limited spaces. First come first served. Bring a yoga mat! All workshops are sponsored by Neal’s Yard.

  • 1pm – 2pm – Reggae Mamas, Papas & Bubas: Learn the basic Baby Massage strokes, benefiting new Mums and Dads and their babies from 6 weeks up to crawling. This is a hands-on workshop and includes lullaby singing, baby sensory, brain teasers, yoga and relaxation. 
  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm – Sitting On Your Throne Chair Yoga: Using the power of the breath, Sitting On Your Throne is a chair yoga practice, which includes modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated. 
  • 6pm to 7pm – Aromatherapy Yoga & Meditation: a sensual, stimulating, mind, body and soul class to Relax, Rebalance, Realign, Refocus Recharge and Re-new.

2.00pm – Presentation: ‘Health is Wealth, Harmony is Key!’ by Leah Salmon, The Naturally You Coach

Becoming healthier can be the boost you need for your body, life and business, but the journey should be holistic and should include eating for health, thinking for happiness and living in harmony for maximum results. Join Leah for an interactive talk on how you can achieve a healthy harmonious delicious and fun life.

Leah Salmon The Naturally You Coach is a bestselling author of 6 books, speaker and nurturing and supportive nutritionist & life coach. At the beginning of 2017, Leah’s goal is to help women to eat for health, think for happiness and live in harmony, which she calls becoming Naturally You. To achieve this, Leah’s uses her books, events, online courses, videos, articles and talks, all focused on promoting healthy eating, natural remedies, personal development. Leah’s the founder of The Naturally You Day and Leah’s Raw Food Feast workshops, editor of Naturally You Magazine and a regular speaker on natural health and wellness.

3.30pm – Presentation: 10 Steps To Financial Success by Charmaine Simpson

10 Steps To Financial Success workshop by Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson teaches participants ways to financial control by making educated financial decisions based on clear priorities by following 10 easy steps. This workshop covers a variety of topics including debt reduction, saving strategies, planning for the future and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success. Changing lifelong financial habits may take some work, but by following the steps discussed in the workshop, you can make the steps you need to make your money work for you.

5.00pm – Film Screening: UK Premiere of ‘The Melanin Code’ (2017) by Marcus Small & Dr Boyce Watkins

“The Melanin Code” is a highly anticipated documentary that takes a deep dive into how people of color can organize to create generational wealth. How is it possible to thrive when history has shown that for over 300 years, where there have been steps taken to divide melanated people mentally? The answer is simple. We need to start over from scratch and go back to the basics. We need a Code of Conduct. We need an Instructional Video. Yes, an Instructional Video that covers all areas of activity: Economics, Education, Entertainment, Law, Labor, Politics, Religion, Sex and War.

This is a “Solutions-Based” film. The diverse cast of business owners, financial experts, religious figures, well-known activists, educators, politicians and even members of the police force will identify the problems within our race, and will present solutions. The Melanin Code will also decode hidden actions and keywords from the dominant society that are used to demean us. All other ethnic groups have a code they abide by to get things accomplished. Let’s establish ours.

7.30pm – Film Screening: North London Premiere ‘This Is Congo’ (2017) by Daniel McCabe (15)

Feature-length documentary This is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into the world’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. By following four compelling characters — a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor–the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful nation. Colonel ‘Kasongo’, Mamadou, Mama Romance and Hakiza exemplify the unique resilience of a people who have lived and died through the generations due to the cycle of brutality generated by this conflict.


Any profits from the Black Market and Film Festival will go towards funding future events as we are SELF FUNDED and strive to be self-sufficient.

Our economic empowerment and liberation is OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Early Bird Tickets cost £8.00 if purchased before MIDNIGHT on Saturday 30th June 2018.

Children under 16 and Elder’s over 60 are FREE


The event will be held at West Green Learning Centre @ Parkview Academy, West Green Road, London, N15 3QR.

FREE Parking!


By Train: Seven Sisters Underground & Mainline Rail Station (from Liverpool St) and Tottenham Hale Underground & Mainline Rail Station (from Liverpool St).

By Tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line) and Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line)

By Bus: Numbers 41, 67, 230, 341 pass nearby the entrance. We advise that you get off at a stop near Black Boy Lane on West Green Road.

By Car: Free parking available, accessed via Langham Road or free on street parking along Black Boy Lane

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed. This event is being filmed for display, distribution, and broadcast, including on television and the World Wide Web. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be filmed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.

Radiate Windrush Festival

Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Location: Crystal Palace Park Anerley Hill London SE19 2GA

Catch up with me at the Radiate Windrush Festival, a friendly cosmopolitan Black Culture & Afro Arts community event in London. It has been created to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush & to appreciate our Black Communities in Britain.

There will be 2 days in the sun to soak in the vibes & experience the vibrant culture of the Caribbean, African & Creole speaking communities that are living & working in Britain. Become immersed in live performances, a sound system party, an arts space, wellness hub, cultural workshops, market vendors & community talks.

So come down, buy a book and have a good chat. See you there.